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Sorbus sargentiana


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Plant type

Deciduous tree

Flower colour



Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


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Plant details

This slow-growing tree is broadly upright. It has large, dark green leaves, divided into leaflets and flat-topped, white flower-heads in early summer. These are followed by spherical, red berries. In winter it has sticky, red buds on stout stems. Sorbus are trees that will tolerate atmospheric pollution and they look good as specimen trees in the smaller garden, or in a woodland or wild setting. The Royal Horticultural Society have given it their prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Family: Rosaceae

Genus: Sorbus

Species: sargentiana

Plant type: Deciduous tree

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Sandy

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 1000cm

Spread: 1000cm

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